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Jul 8, 2013

The road to Indiana.....week #1

The goal = Boston 2015
So it's been about a year since I've been on a formal marathon training program.  Yes, I've run, and, for not training for a marathon, I've run quite a bit but all on a loose schedule with no goal except to keep running so I kept a decent base.

As I've discussed, I'm following Hal Higdon's Intermediate II program.  Here's what week one broke down to:

Week 1

Monday - 3 miles(Actual - 3.10 miles, weights)
Tuesday - 5 miles(Actual - 5 miles, weights, yoga)
Wednesday - 3 miles(Actual - 3 miles, Swim 668 yards, Kayak 2.5 miles)
Thursday - Rest(Actual - yoga)
Friday - 5 miles at marathon pace(7:49)(Actual - 5 miles at 7:38 pace)
Saturday - 10 miles(Actual - 10 miles)
Sunday - Cross train(Actual - 10.24 miles on the bike)

As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I really learned something this week.  Marathon training at set paces is hard!  Haha!  No, I already knew that but those back to back Friday/Saturday runs were tough.  Here's to week one being over!  Onto week #2!


3 miles this morning in a hot and humid mess.  I also did pre-run weights and post run yoga.  Busy morning to start off the day.


Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!


  1. Hey, a swim! Was that your first one? Pool or outside?

    1. Yes my swim was in the lake. No pool swims for me! Ha! First one this year. I've seam in open water before but no distance. I'm comfortable with it if it were not so hard. Ha.

    2. I like the swimming part, I hate the gross open water part!

  2. Read your post yesterday on doing doubles. Those marathon pace runs are awesome for confidence, and do something the next day has to help with endurance.

  3. Great job - awesome week! I didn't run outside this morning because the humidity was too thick, guess I'll try for this afternoon!

  4. Love the pic and the new goal!! Awesomeness!

    You are training hard right now! You'll do great in Indy! Such a fun city.

  5. Not gonna lie, the picture of the medals brought me here :)

    I can't wait for you to BQ (and you will) so that I can cheer you on!!!

    1. Haha. It's memorizing huh? Thanks for the comment. I have a HUGE time reduction to get there but I'm remaining optimistic. Obviously, it's early still but I'll take it week by week.